Tuesday, June 24, 2008

East Rock Community Management Team discusses Safe Streets

See NHI coverage here: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2008/06/east_rock_talks.php

At the next East Rock CMT meeting, the membership will vote on whether to support the safe streets petition. Currently, six other CMTs throughout the city have voted to endorse the petition.

Excerpt of a comment from the above article:

Posted by: East Rockette June 24, 2008 1:21 PM
I did a similar experiment once with my toddler's brightly-coloured tricycle. I parked it on the road, alongside our car - not directly in the path of traffic, but certainly visible. Then I sat and watched.
The 50% of drivers who saw the trike slowed down instantly and dramatically.
The other 50% of drivers who didn't see it and who roared past at 30mph+... were ALMOST ALL TALKING ON CELL PHONES.
Can we please have an official, city-sponsored blitz on red-light-running, speeding, and driving while using a phone?

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